It seemed the last two months, it will not be long day management of Real Madrid will show the door of exit of Rafa Benitez. The recent away draw (2-2) with Valencia in Mestalla, brought the group of “merenches” in the third place overall with 37 points in 18 games. So it was a matter of hours now when the President of Madrileños club, Florentino Pérez would take the plunge: Indeed the Monday, January 4, Mr. Perez announced the termination of cooperation of Real with Benitez and recruitment in place, the French , Zinedine Zidane of the majestic!
Benitez took the reins for 18 matches where the team had met three defeats and there was strong resentment both from the world and from themselves team players that there were times when it was called and openly “that can not go on with Benitez ´. The glass had begun pouring from November when Barcelona had crushed Real 4-0 at the Bernabeu. And Cristiano Ronaldo had left off against spikes! Even the players themselves were they talking to people management repeatedly stressed that “only Zidane could reinstate the team where it deserves!
Zidane old great player who wrote his name in golden letters both to Real Madrid, and earlier in Cannes, then in Bordeaux and then to Juventus, but of course the French national which helped to win the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000.
Now Zidane undertaken by the team as coach in a not particularly good at least from the racing side, called upon to manage all major feuds featuring Real. Footballers world class but also with several peculiarities when things are not forecast to be very easy. At this time Zidane worked in Castilla and the second group of Real and was doing very well. He had the team in second place in the Segunda B Group 2 with 37 points having suffered just two defeats from 19 games.
Naturally Zinedine who has lived inside the various problems since a long time and Mourinho served as adviser to Perez knows many of them expected to move accordingly. At the same time there was also an assistant to Ancelotti season that Real won the tenth Championship Europe. In the locker room has full respect for players and maybe he can impose discipline, one that has lost Benitez. He has excellent relationships with both Cristiano Ronaldo and their Benzema and Sergio Ramos.
Zidane knows better than anyone that makes the big leap into coaching career that can lead him to the recognition but on the other and destruction. It takes great patience, prudence and study his every move. Direct collaborator of the extremely difficult work undertaken will be the Santiago Solari, he too old player of Real.
The president of Real, Florentino Pérez said characteristics for both actions starting early to talk about Benitez: “It was a difficult decision to solve his contract Rafa Benitez. I want to thank him. He was a great professional. The Board decided to award the first team to Zinedine Zidane, one of the greatest figures in world football. He knows very well the players and throughout his life he has faced the greatest challenges. “.
Then he referred to the new coach of the club Zinedine Zidane: “Zinedine Zidane. This is your home court and this is your team. The fans will be on your side. It is an honor for me to present to you knowing that for you there is no word “impossible. ´”
From his part, Zinedine Zidane thanked great club for the opportunity of giving to offer the best possible at Real said: “We have the best team in the world, the best fans and will try to do our best to win a title this year. I think we will succeed. The important thing is to work together. I am charged, I have many ambitions and what we promise is that I will give my heart and for the team “.
Recruitment Zidane officially announced by the Board of Real around 7 CET and Spain. Later even Zidane reportedly contacted the international goalkeeper Porto and former teammate Iker Casillas and asked them to return to Madrid. However, the 36 year old goalkeeper having thanked him in clarified that his career at Real is now past and can not return.